Writers of Kern meeting

Learn the craft of interview and techniques to get the story on paper

This Saturday, March 16, I will be speaking at our own Writers of Kern meeting in Bakersfield. The Writers of Kern, a non-profit local chapter of the California Writers Club, is one of the only professional writing associations in the Central Valley of California. Guests are welcome.

Here's the info:

Dana Martin is a professional writer, editor and social media consultant, who is frequently published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Woman’s World Magazine and Bakersfield Life. Martin is the president of the Writers of Kern, where she conducts monthly meetings, organizes and maintains the club’s critique groups, and has received their prestigious Jack London Award for her efforts motivating and encouraging local writers. Martin also writes stories for the haunted attraction industry and edits novels for aspiring and professional writers.

Martin will present her workshop, “Interviewing like a Champ: Questions to ask, and how to turn your notes into a compelling story.”

Have you ever wanted to write someone else's story but don't know where to begin? In this workshop, you will learn the types of questions to ask and how to turn your notes into a finished product. This is NOT a lesson in journalism but a workshop to help those interested in learning how ask the right questions and then transcribe their notes into an enjoyable read. We all know someone with an interesting background or experience, whose story needs to be written. Interviewing skills are good for writing feature stories, but can also help when writing your parent's memoirs, telling a coworker's family history, or being a ghost writer. 

Writers of Kern monthly meeting
Check-in 9:45, meeting 10-12:00
Clarion Hotel, 3540 Rosedale Hwy.

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